V Knits

My name is Venus. I knit as much as possible, while juggling work and various other activities. Currently, my yarn sprees hinder my ability to save up for trips and other important things. But I'm not apologizing.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Scanned Sock!

Because my camera is still broken. Because one of my new coworkers was kind enough to give us a second hand printer/scanner/photocopier. Because it actually worked when I tried scanning the damn sock! (Seriously though, look at the detail the thing picked up. It's better than what I can get on my miserable camera anyway.)

This is what I have been working on. This little sock fits my foot and curvaceous calves like a dream. I have never knit up socks this quickly. I started them exactly a week ago and I am 3/4 done the second sock! That's right, no second sock syndrome this time! Now I'll have to get my camera fixed so I can show everyone just how well they fit.

Today, I went to the mall. To me the malls are a soulless death trap that I like to avoid. But I had to suck it up and head down to one of the largest and busiest malls to get some essentials. (No, not yarn. Shopping for yarn is never a problem!) Basically, I had run down to only a few pairs of wearable socks (which my Docs were eating up very quickly), my very last wearable bra (the only one that isn't one of the fancy dancy "wear for a short period of time before whipping it off" bras) and absolutely no wearable jeans for work. So I braved the throngs of consumer monsters and pretended like I was one of them. Makes me nauseous to think about it. So that is done. Whew. Now I can concentrate on, and wait in anticipation, the arrival of new yarn from Mama E! I am usually a big fan of instant gratification, but waiting for yarn to arrive in the mail is kinda fun.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Just for fun!

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This is to make up for the fact that I still haven't fixed my camera. I have been knitting though! A whole sock to be sure. I have been using the pattern posted by Diana at Streets and YOs and it works like a charm. I think I've finally got the hang of socks now.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Slack Attack

Here I am, just posting from work. Like it ain't no thang. Today, my camera broke. Well, I don't know if it is permanently broken but when I switch it on, the display screen is pitch black. The other pics I have on the camera from before still show, but no display when I go to take new pics. Harumph. And I was gonna show my new started project. I am re-doing the afghan for a certain someone with a new and easier pattern. Originally I was going to do crocheted granny squares. Not really practical for a girl who can't get the motions down on crocheting. I am now knitting it in a interlac pattern and I love it! It's cheap yarn too, but so soft! And practical too since an afghan should be easy to wash. That's all for now, I will hopefully get my camera up and running soon!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Gonna get me some yarn

Via Mama-E. She's offering very reasonably priced hand-dyed yarn for each month of PS. Next month is green and I can't even wait! Come on yarn!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Here comes the sun....

Or at least the sunny part of Project Spectrum anyway. Here I have two new pillow covers (that I got on sale!), a wonderful painting by my dear mom of the Glass House Mountains (worked from a picture I took when I was in Australia) and some wool fleece I dyed with the leftover kool-aid I had from Supernova Sunset. That's a good start I think! I'll have to dig around and see what else I have that would be good for Orange and Yellow.